Courtlandt Place


The setting of a house – how it is located on and sized to fit a lot – should also be compatible with the rest of the historic district. Most homes in Courtlandt Place are set back about 50 feet from the street. Garages or carports are detached, located behind the house at the rear half of the lot, and accessed via driveways.

When considering a building project within the Courtlandt Place Historic District, please refer to this chart. It shows which setting-related elements are compatible and which are not. Definitions of common terms can be found in the glossary.

Compatible Incompatible
  • Located to the side of the house
  • Parking pads in front of the building
Garages and Carports
  • Detached
  • Located in rear half of the lot; often fully or partially obscured visually by house in front
  • Attached to the building
  • In front of the house
  • Two or two-and-a-half stories
  • Finished attic space with dormers
  • One story
  • Three or more stories
Front setback
  • 40- to 50-foot front setbacks
  • Any setback inconsistent with the containing blockface